Staten Island Academy had its 37th annual auction Saturday night at the Richmond County Country Club, Dongan Hills. The event, with a “Roaring Twenties” theme, featured more than 140 items in a silent auction and some two dozen in the live auction. Auctioneers were Erin Ward and Jill Doherty of the Long Island-based Star Benefit Auctions.
“The Beauty of Giving Luncheon is a “must-attend” event, celebrating philanthropy in the beauty industry and drawing an audience of 600+ industry professionals and leaders. The longest running of all CEW events, the Beauty of Giving Luncheon is also one of the most popular, offering the opportunity to support a good cause while networking with colleagues. The high point of the luncheon is the Live Auction, where luxurious trips and other one-of-a-kind experiences are auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting Cancer and Careers.”
At a recent event, I was hired as the professional auctioneer. I was advised they had several celebrities in the past acting as the auctioneer, but they believed using a professional would elevate their event. Knowing their celebrities wanted to be involved and their guests expected to see them we worked out a plan to use the celebrity as …
“Other highlights of the evening included entertainment by students from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, and music by Terry Waldo and his Gotham City Band. The gala was emceed by Saturday Night Live writer, screenwriter, and humorist Alan Zweibel, with help from auctioneer Erin Ward, from Star Benefit Auctions, who led an auction of unique items. Special video …
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USA Today by James Myers
National Auctioneers Association’s BAS Holds Star Power
“What you do that night will actually change somebody’s life.”
-NAA auction professional Erin Ward.
The Live Auction was a tremendous success as international award-winning auctioneers Erin Ward and Jill Doherty helped raise $32,000 in proceeds in the event. The night was also highlighted by Tom Brady, Sr., who helped raise over $5,000 for his donated Jets at Patriots: Boston Vacation package. The other bright spot of the evening was the four Giants home opener tickets that fetched $5,000 from a lucky and faithful New York Giants fan.
The auction raised over $120,000 this year… The funds raised will allow us to make significant progress for the future including educational programming, student activities and facility improvements. So many members of our community made this night special and its impact will be felt by our students, faculty & friends for years to come. A special thank you goes out to auctioneer Erin Ward for making the auction such a success.